These discs are called beginner friendly because they are easy to learn, easier to control. But beginner golf discs are not just for beginners. Top pro players throw these discs too because some are indispensable and some are great for certain shots.

It's recommended that new players start with a standard plastic mid range disc that is light weight and understable.

  • Standard plastic because it is the least expensive in case you lose it and because it is more understable than higher quality plastics.
  • Mid range because they are easier to control than longer range drivers.
  • Light weight because they are easier to control than heavier discs. A lighter disc doesn't have as strong of a tendency to curve left or right.
  • Understable because they are the easiest to throw, most beginner friendly and fly further since they don't have as strong of a tendency to fade or curve left when thrown flat, straight and with average power for right handed back hand (RHBH) throws. Just the opposite for lefties.

Once you develop the control and feel for throwing, you can go for more distance and finesse with other mid and long range drivers. You can also experiment with heavier discs to find the weight that's right for your arm strength.

Read much more detailed Beginner Information. Then if you still have questions, contact us. We'll help you find discs right for you. We've been in the disc golf business since the mid '80s, throwing even longer and we love what we do!

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Lightning Driver #1 - Standard

The Lightning Driver #1 - Standard is a very fast maximum distance flyer, maybe even the best overall disc on the market. Lighter weights recommended for beginners. The #1 seller. Weight range 132-177 gms. Discs under 1…

Lightning Driver #3 - Standard

The Lightning Driver #3 - Standard is a very fast long range flyer with a long straight line glide. It is absolutely awesome with a tailwind. Easy to learn. Weight range about 136-186 gms. Discs under 150 grams float in…

Lightning Flyer #1 - Standard

The Lightning Flyer #1 - Standard is a maximum distance straight line driver. A variation of the #1 Driver, the slightly broader leading edge lets it fly longer with a tailwind. Lighter weights are great for beginners. Wei…

Lightning Flyer #3 - Standard

The Lightning Flyer #3 - Standard is a long range driver that is perfect for mid to long range straight line drives. It is stable and very predictable. A favorite with advanced players. Weight range 160-185 gm. Discs un…

Millennium Omega AP Standard - Big Bead

The Millennium Standard Omega AP Big Bead is a putt and approach disc that flies straight. Compared to the SuperSoft Omega the "AP" is made of Millennium plastic which is a more firm and still a bit sicky. Use it to improve y…

Lightning Roller #2 - Standard

The Lightning Roller #2 - Standard is a long range driver. At 9.25" diameter, it is the largest disc in the Lightning line. Inside grip rings make it an awesome forehand roller. Weight range 175-195 gms. Discs uner 183 …

Lightning Slice #1 - Standard

The Lightning Slice #1 - Standard is a maximum distance driver. It has a fast and slightly understable flight path. Lighter and mid weights have the ability to hold a slice or trunover. Weight range 160-187 gms. Discs u…

Lightning Slice #2 - Standard

The Lightning Slice #2 - Standard is a long range driver. It is essential for the starter package! The #2 Slice is easy to throw and control. It's good for mid to long range drives. It flies long and straingt but can be turne…

Lightning Slice #3 - Standard

The Lightning Slice #3 - Standard is a midrange driver. It is a verstile, understable disc that is great for a controlled turnover. It will hold a slice for 90% of its flight saving right handers on left handed holes and vice…

Lightning Upshot - Standard

The Lightning Standard Upshot is a putt and approach disc. It is great for straight line approach shots and for putting. It's a must of the critical short game. The Upshot is stable and easy to learn. Great for beginners! …

Lightning Upshot #2 - Standard

The Lightning Standard #2 Upshot is a putt and approach disc. It is a predictable putter and mid range driver. It is good for over 100 yards and still stable as a straight line approach shot. Great beginner disc. Weight ra…

Innova Archon - Star

The Innova Star Archon is a distance driver that is straight - stable. It blends the graceful long turn of the Katana with the smooth fade of the Wraith. It can be described as a longer Valkyrie. For newer players, the A…

Innova Archon - Star Echo

The Innova Echo Star Archon is a distance driver that is straight - stable. It blends the graceful long turn of the Katana with the smooth fade of the Wraith. It can be described as a longer Valkyrie. For newer players, th…

Innova Aviar Putter - Star

The Innova Star Aviar Putter is a great beginner friendly putt & approach disc that is straight. It is a durable grippy beadless model, a straight flier with a predictable finish. Versatile and dependable in all condition…

Innova Aviar, InnColor - Star (DU Open Fundraiser)

The Innova Inn-Color Star Aviar Putter is a great beginner friendly putt & approach disc that is straight. It is a beadless model, a straight flier with a predictable finish. Versatile and dependable in all conditions. …

Innova Beast - Star

The Innova Star Beast is a maximum distance driver that is straight. It glides long to a predictable finish. Its high glide, high speed, and high speed turn all combine to give big distance. It is suitable for beginners and p…

Innova Dart - Star

The Innova Star Dart is a putt and approach disc that is super straight. The Dart is a small diameter golf disc well suited for all players. The Dart is especially good for long range putts and go-for shots. It has a flight s…

Innova Eagle - Star

The Innova Star Eagle is a fairway driver that is straight. As Innova's original, professional level golf disc, it ushered in a new era for distance and reliability. The Eagle’s superior speed and predictable flight character…

Innova Foxbat - Star Proto Star-Stamp

The Innova Star Foxbat is a mid-range driver that is stable. Less experienced players will find it easy to throw straight, while experienced players will be able to throw long turnover approach shots that stay turned over. …

Innova Kite - Star

The Innova Star Kite is a beginner friendly mid range driver that is understable. It is a great precision, small diameter golf disc that has good glide. It makes a great first roller. Beginners will find this is an easy-to-th…

Innova Leopard - Star

The Innova Star Leopard is a great beginner friendly fairway driver that is understable. It should be everyone’s first driver as it is easy to throw straight and far and has excellent glide. The Leopard is a great turnover di…

Innova Lycan - Star

The Innova Star Lycan golf disc is a predictably straight midrange driver with a stable finish. A relative of the Mako, the Lycan has a beefy rim that is easy to grip, feels good in the hand and releases clean. The Lycan has …

Innova Mako - Star

The Innova Star Mako is a mid range driver that is straight. It is a large diameter disc and Innova's straightest flying and straightest finishing mid range driver. It has the flight characteristic of a putter with the glide …

Innova Mako - Star Bottom-Stamp

The Innova Star Bottom-Stamp Mako is a mid range driver that is straight. It is a large diameter disc and Innova's straightest flying and straightest finishing mid range driver. It has the flight characteristic of a putter wi…

Innova Mako3 - Star

The Innova Star Mako3 is a mid range driver that is straight. It is the perfect solution for anyone wanting a straight flyer with very limited fade. Players will like the Mako3's glide for added distance. The smooth and comfo…

Innova Mamba - Star

The Innova Star Mamba is a beginner friendly distance driver that is understable. It was designed to give maximum distance for minimal effort. The Mamba has more high speed turn than any other Innova long range driver. Throwi…

Innova Mamba - Echo Star

The Innova Echo Star Mamba is a beginner friendly distance driver that is understable. It was designed to give maximum distance for minimal effort. The Mamba has more high speed turn than any other Innova long range driver. T…

Innova Roadrunner - Star

The Innova Star Roadrunner is a beginner friendly understable long-range distance driver golf disc with lots of glide. It makes an excellent finesse driver or long range roller. Power throwers can use this disc for long turno…

Innova Roadrunner - Echo Star

The Innova Echo Star Roadrunner is a beginner friendly understable long-range distance driver golf disc with lots of glide. It makes an excellent finesse driver or long range roller. Power throwers can use this disc for long …

Innova Sidewinder - Star

The Innova Star Sidewinder is a fast beginner friendly understable distance driver golf disc with a predictable high speed turn and lots of glide. This disc can add distance to anyone’s drive, but is especially useful for tho…

Innova Skeeter - Star

The Innova Star Skeeter is a mid range driver golf disc that is straight. It has a slight but dependable fade. This disc and the Shark are Innova's best all around, multi purpose golf discs. The Skeeter is easy to throw and m…

Innova Stingray - Star

The Innova Star Stingray is a large diameter, understable, mid range driver that has a very predictable turn and excellent glide. It has a shallow rim that makes it easy to grip for smaller hands and allows for a smooth consi…

Innova Tern - Star

The Innova Star Tern is a distance driver that is slightly understable. The Tern has excellent speed and a flight path that maximizes glide over the entire flight. Similar to the Archon, the Tern is a fast slightly understabl…

Innova Valkyrie - Star

The Innova Star Valkyrie is a distance driver that is straight and has great glide. It is an easy to learn disc, and in lighter weights will give newer players extra distance. Lighter weights also give players extreme range w…

Innova Valkryie - Echo Star

The Innova Echo Star Valkyrie is distance driver that is straight and has great glide. It is an easy to learn disc, and in lighter weights will give newer players extra distance. Lighter weights also give players extreme rang…

Innova Vulcan - Star

The Innova Star Vulcan is an understable distance driver that was designed with the less powerful disc golf players in mind. The Vulcan flies similarly to the Katana with less low speed fade. (The Katana is less understable o…

Innova Vulcan - Star, Proto Star Stamped

The Innova Proto Star Stamped Vulcan is an understable distance driver that was designed with the less powerful disc golf players in mind. The Vulcan flies similarly to the Katana with less low speed fade. (The Katana is less…

Innova Wedge - Star

The Innova Star Wedge is an understable putt and approach disc. Actually, it is 'wedged' between a putter and a mid range driver. Smaller hands and those preferring a low profile straight flying putter will find the Wedge eas…

Innova Roadrunner - StarLite

The Innova StarLite Roadrunner is a straight to slightly understable long-range distance driver golf disc with lots of glide. It makes an excellent finesse driver or long range roller. Power throwers can use this disc for lon…

Innova Sidewinder - StarLite

The Innova GStar Sidewinder is a fast beginner friendly understable distance driver golf disc with a predictable high speed turn and lots of glide. This disc can add distance to anyone’s drive, but is especially useful for th…

Innova Valkyrie - StarLite

The Innova StarLite Valkyrie is a distance driver that is straight and has great glide. It is an easy to learn disc, and in lighter weights will give newer players extra distance. Lighter weights also give players extreme ran…

Discraft Avenger SS - Titanium

The Discraft Titanium Avenger SS is a maximum distance driver with a Stability of 0.5 (slightly overstable). Discraft took the best aspects of the Avenger, its speed and glide, and flatted the edge. The result is a golf disc …

Discraft Buzzz - Titanium

The Discraft Titanium Buzzz is a straight flying midrange driver with a stability of 0.5 (stable/slightly overstable). In comparison, the Pro D has a stability of 0.0 (stable). It has quickly become one of the most popular di…

Discraft Nuke SS - Titanium

The Discraft Titanium NUKE SS is a maximum distance driver with a stability of 1.0. The moderately overstable disc delivers virtually effortless distance for newer players with lower arm speed. The Nuke SS gives developing pl…

Westside Hatchet - Tournament

The Westside Tournament Hatchet is a distance driver. Speed 9, Glide 6, Turn -2, Fade 2. Official specifications Max weight 176.8 gram. Diameter 21.3 cm. Height 2.0 cm. Rim depth 1.2 cm. Rim thickness 1.9 cm. Insi…

Discraft Buzzz - USADGC Commemorative Glo/Dye Edition

The Discraft Elite Z Glo/Dye USADGC Commemorative Edition Buzzz supports the 2014 United States Amateur Disc Golf Championships, held June 6-8. Only 2,000 were made, so this is a very limited run. This unique edition features…

Westside Hatchet - VIP

The Westside VIP Hatchet is a distance driver. Speed 9, Glide 6, Turn -2, Fade 2. Official specifications Max weight 176.8 gram. Diameter 21.3 cm. Height 2.0 cm. Rim depth 1.2 cm. Rim thickness 1.9 cm. Inside rim …

Discraft APX Soft - Elite X

The Discraft Elite X Soft APX is a putter with a stability rating of 0.0 (stable). It is made with a special elite plastic that allows for consistent releases on crucial putts. It's just tacky enough for a perfect grip, and s…

Discraft Buzzz - Elite X

The Discraft Elite X Buzzz is a straight flying midrange driver with a stability of 0.5 (stable to slightly overstable). In comparison, the Pro-D has a stability rating of 0.0 (stable). It has quickly become one of the most p…

Discraft Buzzz - Elite X Dyed Fundraiser for Great Lakes Open '03

The Discraft Elite X Dyed Buzzz is a straight flying midrange driver with a stability of 0.5 (slightly overstable). It has quickly become one of the most popular discs of all time. This workhorse is the golf disc that you'll …